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Hamid Dabashi

  • March 23, 2021

    The three Cs

    Soon after my second Covid-19 shot, I received an email from a dear friend who I had been remiss in contacting, asking how I was coping with, as she...

  • January 21, 2021

    Delusion of democracy

    The idea of American democracy from its very inception, and as flagged by the ridiculous euphemism of its “exceptionalism”, is literally a...

  • January 02, 2021

    Apartheid walls

    This year’s Black Lives Matter uprising in the US and the way it resonated with people in different corners of the world drew renewed attention to...

  • December 01, 2020

    Presidency of a centrist

    I sat down with Obama’s book, with a cup of my reassuring tea in tow, thumbing through its pages. I looked at the glossy pictures inside, read the...

  • November 06, 2020

    Four years later

    “They came, they uprooted, they burned, they killed, they plundered, and they left.”This is celebrated Persian historian Ata-Malik Juvayni’s ...

  • November 30, 2019

    Are the revolutions back?

    Lebanon has been witnessing unprecedented demonstrations against the government that suggest the country’s proverbial sectarianism seems suddenly...

  • August 23, 2019

    Redefining terrorism

    In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the United States is once again roiling in pain, struggling to come to...